Chief Executive Officer

Flexible with London base
Circa £80,000

Involve is at the vanguard of changing our democracy. Combining innovation, advocacy and hands-on delivery, we are showing exactly what our democratic future holds. And we are looking for a new leader to take this to the next level. Starting as a public participation think tank, over the past 15 years Involve has grown to become the UK’s leading light on deliberative and participatory democracy. In the past year alone, we organised 16 engagement projects including nine citizens’ assemblies on issues ranging from climate change to hate crime to big data. Our high-profile Climate Assembly UK provided Parliament with a roadmap to achieving net-zero emissions in a way that’s underpinned by education, choice, fairness and political consensus. And our three Innovation in Democracy citizens’ assemblies provided a vision for the future of city and town centres that are designed around people.

The Role

As our Chief Executive, you will lead and manage Involve, ensuring that we deliver our mission and that our strategy continues to develop. Much of our work is collaborative so you can also look forward to working across a diverse range of partners and funders from the House of Commons, Scottish Government and Welsh Parliament to the RSA, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Wellcome Trust. 

This is an influential and multi-faceted leadership role at an important time for democracies. You will be someone whose real passion for democratic reform is combined with the significant personal stature and credibility we need in our figurehead, and who is also a recognised national leader for democratic change.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.